Monthly Archives: April 2007

John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship

The Dekker Foundation through the American Institute for Chemical Engineers is awarding a John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship worth $5000 for a chemical engineering undergraduate student who is planning to pursue a career in the chemical engineering process industries.

The criteria for the selection the recipient for this scholarship aside from the 3.0 GPA is that the candidates must be in 3rd or 4th year of their program and that they should submit an essay outlining their career goals in the chemical engineering process industries.

The nominee must also have 2 letters of recommendations from their AIChE student chapter and departmental faculty member. The deadline for this scholarship application is on May 14, 2007.

Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association Scholarship Program

Every year, the Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association in honor of its former lacrosse volunteer and coach, Willie Gateau is providing one or more $1000 scholarship award for young lacrosse high school seniors who have been played in AYLA for at least one spring season.

This scholarship does not require the selected scholars to participate in any college athletics and they can also choose their own field of study. Likewise the scholars can use the said scholarship as they deem necessary.

The applicants must submit the completed application form, transcript of records, recommendation letters a together with their essay about this topic “Identify a significant experience or risk in your life and described how it has affected you.”

Scholarship For Young Cowboys & Cowgirls

If you are a high school senior and are into rodeo or bull fighting and have participated in any NLBRA event for the last three years, then you may be eligible to apply at the Wrangler Academic Scholarship that is given by the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.

The NLBRA is awarding two scholarships amounting to $2000 each for one female and one male NLBRA member and another 4 scholarships amounting to $1000 each. The scholarship money can be used to pay for tuition books or lodging.

The major criterion for scholar selection is based on academics rather than rodeo performance. Application can be downloaded here and must be submitted on or before June 15, 2007.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Education in honor of the late astronaut Ronald E. McNair. This scholarship program aims to prepare eligible students for their doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

McNair scholars are entitled to receive $400 stipend each semester throughout their 3rd and 4th year plus a $2,000 summer stipend that they will be used to continue their scholarly activity under the mentorship of their faculty member.

The McNair Scholars Program is open for TRIO students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have demonstrated strong academic potential. Institutions work closely with these scholars through their undergraduate requirements, encourage their entrance into graduate programs, and track their progress to successful completion of advanced degrees.

McNair Scholars Program is widely distributed in different colleges and universities across the United States and some of these universities are the SUNY Oswego, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, Claremont Graduate University, and University of Missouri-Columbia.

SWASAP Scholarship For TRIO Students

The Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs provides scholarship assistance for eligible TRIO students who are living in the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

To apply for this scholarship, the TRIO students must have at least 2.5 on 4.0 unweighed scale or GED equivalent and must demonstrate desire for success community involvement. Applicants also need to submit one letter of recommendation from your their or organization and one letter of recommendation from TRIO personnel stating the applicant’s involvement in TRIO.

Application for 2007 is until May 15. The application form and the required documents can be downloaded here. Applicant must submit the completed form before the last day through postal mail. Faxed application form will not be considered.

Minority Scholarship For Incoming Law Students

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lloyd M Johnson Jr. Scholarship Program awards $10000 scholarship money for 10 incoming law students who have been enrolled in an accredited law school nationwide. This scholarship can be renewed for another 3 years giving its scholars a total of $30000 scholarship.

Aside form the 10 scholars, the MCCA will also choose 3 runner-ups that will receive a one-time scholarship of $10000. The minimum GPA required for this scholarship is 3.0. Interested law students may submit their application until June 1, 2007.

AIChE Scholarship From Donald F & Mildred Topp Othmer Foundation

If you are pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering and a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers or AIChE,  then you may be eligible to be nominated by your Student Chapter Advisor for the scholarship that is annually sponsored by the Donald F & Mildred Topp Othmer Foundation.

Every year, the foundation is awarding 15 $1000 scholarships for national AIChE student members. The Student Chapter Advisor may only nominee one member. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and participation in AIChE chapter activities. For this year, the deadline for scholarship nomination is on May 11.

The Rising Star Program Of Dallas Community College District

The Dallas Community College District has a special financial assistance program called the Rising Star Program. This program caters for qualified high school graduates with academic support services and awards up to $4000 assistance for tuition and books.

Qualified applicants are those who graduated or will graduate from an eligible Dallas County public high school. Applicant should also belong to the top 40% of their graduating class or graduated with a “B” or “80” average and pass the required DCCCD assessment test to enter any of the seven colleges.

The Rising Star Program just like any other need-based scholarships requires the applicants to apply and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may apply anytime within the 12-month period after their high school graduation date. The deadline for Fall 2007  is on July 1, 2007. Application or any correspondence regarding this program may be send to Rising Star Program R.L. Thornton, Jr. Bldg 701 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202-3299 972-860-7473.

To check if you are qualified for this program, please click here.

The Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

The Automotive Hall of Fame has several scholarship programs that provide a total of $20000 scholarship fund for students who have sincere interest to pursue a program leading in any automotive related career.

The have specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper level undergraduate students. All of their scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. And the also have the so called Society of Automotive Analysts Scholarship that is designed for students who are majoring in economics, finance, business administration, marketing management who demonstrates interest in automotive analysis.

Interested applicants may download the application form here  and must be submitted before May 30 at Award and Scholarship Programs, Automotive Hall of Fame, 21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124.

Sulentic Sponsors Up to $1 Million Scholarship Fund For Dallas ISD

The Sulentic Family Foundation will be sponsoring a scholarship program in cooperation of Dallas Independent School District starting this school year up to 2011 academic year. They will be awarding a total of $1Million scholarship money that will be allocated at $20,000 each for ten graduating high school students every year for 5 consecutive years.

The said scholarship will be administered by the Dallas Independent School District. The selection of scholars for this program will be based on consistently demonstrated integrity, hard work and financial need. The scholarship fund that will be received by scholars may be used on a semester by semester basis. However, the student must complete at least nine credit hours each semester and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Students who are related to any Dallas ISD employee or to any member of the district’s Board of Trustees are not qualified to apply for this program. For more information about the Sulentic Scholarship Progam, please click here. (http://www.dallasisd.org/parents/sulenticapplication.pdf)